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Stay safe!
This is a good month for us to do some tidy up so we are doing some tweaking to TREA’s website to keep it current.
 
For those that participated with TREA’s how-to workshops or viewed the content later, we ask that you get in touch with us at info@trea.ca to let us know something new you learned from any of these talks, if you have made any plans to take on a new project and/or if you want to suggest some new topics for TREA to share with you. These workshops were put together by young people as a learning experience for them as well as for TREA members and the community.
TREA is planning its AGM date in March. Please email us at info@trea.ca if you are a TREA member or would like to attend.
We are pleased to share about a couple of past TREA student placements and where they are at today. 
Jessica Cordes was with us during the summer of 2019, then made a decision to register for Western’s one year Masters of Environment and Sustainability program, and following that she took on the job of Sustainability Coordinator at Western University.  Way to go Jessica!
Joshua Swift worked for TREA during the summer of 2018, finished his studies at Western, took on a one-year internship in Denver, Colorado and came back recently to become a Parliamentary Intern for MP Honourable Catherine McKenna! He has been in the thick of things gaining exposure to the work of environment committees, infrastructure issues and climate change. Projects he is connected to include Canada’s plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030.
TREA is currently pleased to support a small project for a student from the Huron University College - Environmental Stewardship course currently underway.
We would like to share the following with you –

Sadly, Nature in the City 2021 has been cancelled this year. Fingers crossed that it will be back again in January 2022. The topics are always interesting and attract so many of us Londoners.

We are happy to share that the London Middlesex Gardeners are organizing an online Seedy Saturday this year. TREA has always enjoyed being a part of their special day. They have guest speakers and a special online market for participants to check in with vendors and exhibitors. Check it out here.

Next time when you go for a hike at the Westminster Ponds ESA, stop by the gatehouse at Westminster Ponds Centre and pick up a ReForest London’s free educational Winter Bingo sheet! Search for natural items to find while you enjoy hiking in London's beautiful forests. If you capture some photos, tag ReForest London and use the hashtags #rflwinterbingo and #IDigTrees, to be entered to win an awesome nature prize pack! You can also download the bingo sheet here.

The City is implementing an Area Speed Limits program lowering speed limits on roads with high levels of pedestrian and cycling activity. Visit their website to see what roads are being worked on during the first phase. Neighbourhood streets involved will have speed limit reduction to 40 km an hour. This is part of their Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy. The City has already reduced speeds on Dundas Place (Ridout to Wellington) now 30 km an hour and in school zones now 40 km an hour. Visit the website for more information. 

Don’t forget our friends at Home County and TD Sunfest. Visit their websites for updates on several special concerts each are working on. Home County also has July 16-19, 2021 posted for this year’s festival.  Visit https://www.homecounty.ca/​ and https://sunfest.on.ca/. We hope to be there again with composting options. Help London move into the ‘green zone’ or become Covid free soon!
 
Visit The Wormery, Western Fair District’s agri-business hub for upcoming workshops at https://www.thegrovewfd.com/ - They also have a job posting due later this month - Program & Development Manager at this link. Applications go to hr@westernfairdistrict.com.
Taking personal policy action –
The federal government is developing a Canada Water Agency. Check out their discussion paper ‘Toward the Creation of a Canada Water Agency'
Give feedback by March 1, 2021 on how to maximize the benefits from these investments and respond to the highest priorities toward future freshwater challenges for Canada in their survey.
 
In our January newsletter, we reminded you about your input to London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan. Check out Waterloo’s Climate Change Policy Direction paper, Resiliency Lens and survey as well. Their current Official Plan Review, which plans to 2051, provides an opportunity to align with the Region’s GGE reduction target of 80% by 2050. Visit their website for more information.
Sincerely
TREA Board

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